Mar 2017 - Nov 2017

20 Day Highlights of South America

Travelmarvel Guided Tour starting in Santiago and finishing in Lima

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Read 2 reviews and enjoy exclusive savings on Travelmarvel's 20 Day Highlights of South America. Explore the colourful cities and ancient sights of Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Peru for 20 fascinating days including Rio de Janeiro, Machu Picchu and Iguassu Falls.


Operator: Travelmarvel
Type: Coach Tour (Premium)
Duration: 20 Days
From: Santiago to Lima
Tour Code: IST20
Visits: Chile, Argentina, Brazil, Peru
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Day By Day


Arrive Santiago (Chile)

Arrive in Santiago, the vibrant Chilean capital. Situated in the Santiago basin, this metropolis is spectacularly flanked by the Andes and enjoys one of the most magnificent settings of any city in the world. On arrival, be met and transferred to your hotel. Later, this evening enjoy a Welcome Reception. Stay Two Nights: Santiago, Atton Vitacura

Santiago, Valparaíso

This morning see Santiago's modern and historic sites on a short tour. Walk around the Plaza de Armas before heading off to explore the picturesque port city of Valparaíso, one of the South Pacific's most important seaports. On arrival here, set out on a sightseeing tour of the World Heritage-listed town centre, take a drive up into the surrounding hills to absorb the stunning vistas of the bay and the colourful city below. Later, return to Santiago for your evening at leisure. (B)

Santiago, Buenos Aires (Argentina)

Departing Santiago this morning, transfer to the airport and fly to the lively city of Buenos Aires in Argentina. On arrival, check in to your hotel and settle in before the remainder of the afternoon is yours to enjoy at leisure. Stay Three Nights: Buenos Aires, Emperador Hotel (B)

Buenos Aires

Your in-depth sightseeing tour of Buenos Aires begins this morning at the Avenida de Mayo. See the pink Casa Rosada (Government House), the city's cathedral and the Cabildo, Buenos Aires' first city hall. Like a Local - visit Café Tortoni, an amazing coffee house with a rich history. Here, indulge in a coffee and a selection of Spanish delicacies. Later, explore the Italian-influenced barrio of La Boca and its famously colourful pedestrian street, the Caminito. You'll also travel along Avenida 9 de Julio. A Taste of Buenos Aires - this evening, indulge in an authentic Argentinian dinner while taking in an exhilarating tango performance. (B/D)

Buenos Aires

Armed with the insight and advice provided by your Travelmarvel Tour Director, today is yours to either relax or further explore the fascinating city of Buenos Aires independently. Enhance Your Journey: Perhaps enjoy a fun tango dance class; head to Tigre and cruise the Paraná Delta; or visit an estancia (ranch) for a full-day adventure featuring horseback riding, folk music and lunch. (B)

Buenos Aires, Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)

This morning, fly to Rio. Enjoy time at leisure. Stay Three Nights: Rio de Janeiro, Porto Bay Rio International (B)

Rio de Janeiro

Soak up Rio de Janeiro's unique atmosphere with most of the day at leisure. In the evening, embark on a romantic sunset cable car ride up to the majestic peak of Sugarloaf Mountain, where sublime views await. A Taste of Rio de Janeiro - later this evening, head to a local restaurant to sample Brazil's national cocktail, the caipirinha, before enjoying a delicious Brazilian BBQ dinner.Enhance Your Journey: Enjoy a leisurely drive through the local favelas, or take a guided tour of some of Rio de Janeiro's most significant historical sights. (B/D)

Rio de Janeiro

Head to Corcovado Mountain and visit the astonishing statue of Christ the Redeemer at the peak, absorbing the breathtaking views from the top. The rest of the day is yours to relax or further explore this vibrant city. Enhance Your Journey: Tonight, you may like to experience the city's nightlife or take in a spectacular samba show. (B)

Rio de Janeiro, Iguassu Falls (Brazil & Argentina)

Fly from Rio de Janeiro to Iguassu Falls, a system of 275 falls on the border of Argentina and Brazil. On the Brazilian side, experience the majesty of World Heritage-listed Iguassu National Park with a half-day tour. Walk through the subtropical rainforest and take in breathtaking panoramic views of the falls. Stay Two Nights: Iguassu Falls, Mercure Iguazu (B/D)

Iguassu Falls

On the Argentinian side, ride the Rainforest Ecological Train to a series of walkways and viewing points. Running through the forest inside Iguassu National Park, this narrow gauge train stops at several locations including one that leads to the 82-metre-high Devil's Throat, one of the most spectacular falls of the region. Enhance Your Journey: Perhaps board an exciting speed boat safari and learn about the unique flora and fauna of this picturesque and lush region. (B)

Iguassu Falls, Lima (Peru)

Today is yours to explore at leisure. Perhaps revisit the falls this morning, before flying to the bustling metropolis of Lima this evening to commence your Peruvian adventure. Enhance Your Journey: Before you depart Iguassu Falls, perhaps learn about native bird species at Parque das Aves or visit Itaipu Dam, the world's largest dam. Stay: Lima, Wyndham Costa Del Sol (B)

Lima, Cusco, Chincheros, Sacred Valley

Wake early this morning, and fly to the World Heritage-listed city of Cusco, the former capital of the Inca Empire. Travel through Cusco to Chincheros, a city located in the stunning Andean highlands. Like a Local - during a traditional weaving demonstration, see how the colourful materials of South America are created by local people, and learn of their importance in preserving ancient traditions. This evening, enjoy dinner at your leisure. Special Stay - soak up the ancient Andean atmosphere and relax in comfort at the premium Aranwa Sacred Valley. Stay Two Nights: Aranwa Sacred Valley (B)

Sacred Valley

Your Sacred Valley experience begins with a visit to the unique markets of Pisac, a hilltop handicraft village located near various Inca ruins. A Taste of the Sacred Valley - visit the children's project, Munaychay, and enjoy a delicious traditional lunch cooked in a Peruvian earth oven. This afternoonis free for you to relax or explore further. Enhance Your Journey: Continue your sightseeing in the Sacred Valley with a visit to Ollantaytambo, a town as well as a unique Inca archaeological site. (B/L)

Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu

Like a Local - board the Vistadome train and soak up the Andean landscapes as you head to Machu Picchu. On arrival, you'll set out on a locally guided tour of the Lost City of the Incas, one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. Tonight, enjoy dinner at your hotel. Stay: Aguas Calientes, El MaPi Hotel (B/D)

Machu Picchu, Cusco

With the morning free, perhaps revisit Machu Picchu. Re-board the Vistadome train for your journey to Ollantaytambo station, before a coach returns you to Cusco. Enjoy a delicious Peruvian dinner and traditional folklore show at the Tunupa Restaurant Bar and Grill this evening. Special Stay - stay at the Palacio del Inka, complemented by original structures of a 16th century colonial building. Stay Two Nights: Cusco, Palacio del Inka (a Luxury Collection Hotel) (B/D)


A guided walking tour through Cusco today will take you to the city's historic heart, the Plaza de Armas. During your tour you'll visit the sacred site of Koricancha and the Baroque church of Santo Domingo. The afternoon is yours free to soak up the atmosphere of this charming city. (B)

Cusco, Lake Titicaca

Take a coach to the city of Puno, on the shores of Lake Titicaca. Along the way, you'll stop at the small town of Andahuaylillas, known for its picturesque Sistine Chapel. You'll also stop for a hearty buffet lunch. On arrival in Puno, this evening is at your leisure. Stay Two Nights: Puno, Hotel Jose Antonio (B/L)

Lake Titicaca

Set on the border of Peru and Bolivia, Lake Titicaca is the highest altitude lake in the world. Like a Local - this morning you'll set out on a cruise over the lake to the extraordinary home of the Uros people - a group of more than 40 man-made islands created from floating reeds. On this remarkable trip, you'll enjoy an insight into the Uros' unique way of life and experience the spectacular scenery that characterises the region. Return to your hotel for time to relax or perhaps go for a walk to see the local way of life. (B/D)

Lake Titicaca, Lima

After flying back to Lima, enjoy a guided tour of the World Heritage-listed Historic Centre of Lima. A Taste of Lima - this evening, indulge in a Farewell Dinner at Restaurant Huaca Pucllana - set within the ruins of an incredible archaeological compound, beside a colourfully illuminated adobe pyramid. Stay: Lima, Casa Andina Select Miraflores (B/D)

Depart Lima

After a delicious breakfast, be transferred to the airport for your onward flight. (B)

Trip Inclusions

Trip Highlights

  • Sample delicacies at Café Tortoni
  • See a tango show in Buenos Aires and enjoy an authentic Argentinian dinner
  • Enjoy a BBQ dinner and a refreshing caipirinha in Rio de Janeiro
  • See a weaving demonstration and meet the locals of the Sacred Valley
  • Stay at the Aranwa Sacred Valley
  • Visit the children's project, Munaychay, and enjoy a delicious traditional lunch cooked in a Peruvian earth oven
  • Travel aboard the Vistadome train to World Heritage-listed Machu Picchu
  • Stay at the Palacio del Inka
  • Cruise the islands of Lake Titicaca
  • Dine at Lima's Huaca Pucllana
  • Stay at the Aranwa Sacred Valley
  • Stay at the Palacio del Inka

Included Experiences

  • All flights within South America
  • Services of a Travelmarvel Tour Director and expert local guides
  • Tipping and airport transfers
  • 28 fine meals - 19 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 7 dinners
  • 19 nights in premium accommodation 

Trip Notes

  • Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change
  • Prices are for land, all flights in South America, transfers, tipping and airport taxes (airport taxes are subject to change)
  • Surcharges on internal air will apply if not flying internationally with LATAM Airlines booked by Global Journeys & Travelmarvel

Operator Details

Region: South & Central America
Style: Coach Tour
Accommodation: 4 Star
Location: Various
Guided: Tour Host & Local Guides
Transport: Luxury Coach
Age Range: Open (min 12 years)
Flights: Internal Flights Included
Airport Transfers: Included (Day of Arrival & Departure)
Gratuities: All Included in Price
Max Group Size: N/A
Free WiFi: No
* Source: Travelmarvel for trips in South & Central America. Some variances may occur on individual tours and information is provided as a guide only. Refer to Trip Inclusions section for more details.

Reviews (2)


Trip Date: 20/02/2016

“Streamlined organisation by Global Journeys & Travelmarvel”

20 days, 4 countries, 12 flights in South America. Simply too much! Although with a group of 32 from Australia and the UK and with continuous stimulation, there were no hitches, but improvements could be made. Excellent but often remote hotels - rather hotels should be close to the CBDs so during free time could walk around and get the feel of the place. More time in cities Santiago, Buenes Aires, Rio & Lima less in country side Peru. This would also mean less travel time which was ridiculous eg. from Cusco to Puna.

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Trip Date: 19/09/2014

“Very well organised and operated”

The tour was very well organised and operated. The tour director, Nick Tozer, made it even better with his full attention but no fuss style. The standard of accommodation was very good throughout the tour and the included meals were all 3 courses and very good quality. The local tour guides really knew their subject matter well and were happy to answer questions and assist with the general operation of the tour. I would have no hesitation in recommending this tour, TravelMarvel and Global Journeys to anyone wanting to holiday in South America.

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